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12-13-2009 @ 4:21PM
Patch 3.2.0: "Gnomish Engineers and Goblin Engineers can now switch profession specializations for a fee."Where's the problem?Before responding with "But I want to have both the arrows AND the bullets AND the perks of Goblin (or Gnomish) Engineering", consider this: behaviour like that has dumbed the game down enough already. Let's not make it into more of a joke than it already has become. If people keep whining about every little bit, soon Blizzard will have no option but to offer us all free max level characters with full Tier .As with everything in life (and in gaming, usually at least) - everyone comes at a cost.
12-13-2009 @ 4:42PM
It's more or less a matter of convenience. It's not like an alchemist where you don't need to get an elixir alchemist to get the flasks. [though you'd get the most profit out of using an elixir alchemist] With this stuff, you're required to find either one or the other. It's completely unnecessary.This is also one of the first cases where a class's DPS is reliant on another person's raiding simply because of professions.They've done buyable ammo for reputation.They've done crafted ammo through engineers.But it just seems odd to combine both reputation and a crafting profession to create this new tier of ammo.And it's even more odd to use a specialization system that doesn't really get much time in the sun these days.Yes, things come at a cost, but it just feels like such a hassle that a Hunter Engineer, if they wanted to keep their ranged weaponry in check, would be forced to switch to another specialization. It's not "dumbing down" the game. It's making things more complicated than they really need to be. And the idea that making it so that ammo is able to be crafted by all engineers is going to cause Blizzard to require they give us max level characters with full tier for free is such a crappy argument.
While you can switch specs...you also lose all recipes specific to that spec, I believe.You can pay said fee to switch specs, but you need to buy another Primordial Saronite each time to re-learn the appropriate ammo recipe.A less than ideal situation.
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